Kiprof, associate professor, Department of Chemistry, published an
article in the Journal of Molecular Structure (Theochem) titled Stability
of Carboxonium Ions, with graduate students Stephen R. Miller and
Carmen Latterell, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and
Kay Wohlhuter, Department of Education, had their article, Beginning
Mathematics Teachers: A Snapshot Across One State, published in
Focus On Learning Problems in Mathematics (volume 26, number 1, 23-33).
Ron Marchese, professor of ancient history and archaeology in the
Department. of Sociology and Anthropology, received a McKnight International
Travel grant for ethnographic work in central Turkey in August, 2004.
During this time Marchese will be conducting research on felt manufacturing
in the Toros Mountains of Turkey with his colleague Professor Keith Achepohl
of the University of Iowa.
Both will be planning joint exhibitions on unique felt objects currently
and formerly produced in the region commencing in 2005. Also Jacob Anders,
a student in the Department of Anthropology, will be participating in
the archaeological survey of the ancient town of Plataiai, Greece in which
Marchese is one of the three directors. Anders research project,
to be included in the monograph publication of the site for 2005, is supported
by a UROP award. Archaeological surveys are determined by the Greek Department
of Antiqity. The Plataiai project is currently scheduled for October,
Cheryl Reitan, publications director, and her novel, Fosters
Ridge, are featured in the May/June issue of Walker Without Walls, the
Minneapolis Walker Art Center magazine.
and MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS
The WOW/Duluth Streams/Lake Access group at CWE
authored or co-authored three presentations at Minnesota Water 2004 in
Minneapolis, in March. Elaine Ruzycki, Rich Axler, Jane Reed, Jerry
Henneck, Norm Will and George Host, NRRI, Marnie Lonsdale,
City of Duluth, Cindy Hagley, Jesse Schomberg, Carl Richards and Bruce
Munson, MN Sea Grant, presented DuluthStreams.org: Web-based
delivery of automated data using advanced data visualization techniques
for understanding urban stormwater and water quality issues. by
James Johnson and John Barten (Three Rivers Park District). George
Host and Rich Axler, NRRI, and Barb Liukkonen, MN Sea Grant,
presented Restricting the use of phosphorus fertilizer to improve
water quality: An urban watershed experiment (LakeAccess.org) Cindy
Hagley, Bruce Munson and Carl Richards, MN Sea Grant, Rich Axler, George
Host, Elaine Ruzycki, Jane Reed and Norm Will, NRRI, Glenn Merrick,
and Lake Superior College, presented The New Water-on-the-Web (WOW):
A two semester water resource management course on the web. Lucinda
Johnson also gave a talk on the Great Lakes Environmental Indicators Project
and Reference Indicators study.
Subhash Basak gave presentations at the
Current Trends in Drug Discovery Research conference, Lucknow, India,
in February. He presented a lecture on Prediction of bioactivity/
toxicity of chemicals using proteomics based mathematical descriptors
authored jointly with and Brian Gute, both of NRRI, Marjan Vracko,
National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Milan Randic,
NRRI and National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia. He also
presented a paper titled Applications of theoretical molecular descriptors
in QSAR modeling of anti- mycobacterial compounds authored jointly
by Manish Bagchi, Bhim Maiti, both from the Indian Institute of Chemical
Biology, Kolkata, India, and Denise Mills of NRRI.
Basak was in California to attend the Editorial Board meeting of the Journal
of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences. He also participated in
the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in March.
Subhash Basak, Denise Mills, NRRI, Hisham A. El-Masri, Moiz M.
Mumtaz, Agency of Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, and Douglas M. Hawkins, School of
Statistics, University of Minnesota, published the paper Predicting
blood-air partition coefficients use theoretical molecular descriptors
in the international Journal Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology,
vol. 16, pp. 45-55 (2004).
Chris Burdett gave a talk in March at Northland College, Ashland,
WI on Preliminary Insights on Canada Lynx Ecology in Minnesota
as part of the Sigurd Olson Institutes Biology On the Bay Series.
Salih Ersayin, NRRI Coleraine Lab, has been chosen to be included
in the upcoming 59th edition of Whos Who in America. This publication
is the source for current biographical information documenting the lives
of the countrys most distinguished individuals.
Brian Gute, NRRI, Krishnan Balasubramanian, University of California,
Davis and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, CA, Kevin T. Geiss, U.S. Air
Force, Wright Patterson AFB, OH, published the paper Predicting
halocarbon toxicity from structure: a hierarchical QSAR approach
in the international Journal Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology,
vol. 16, pp. 121-129 (2004).
Anabela P. Rolo, Carlos M. Palmeira, Jon M.
Holy, associate professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology,
and Kendall B. Wallace, professor, Department of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology, published a manuscript entitled Role of Mitochondrial
Dysfunction in Combined Bile Acid-Induced Cytotoxicity: The Switch Between
Apoptosis and Necrosis in Toxicological Sciences 79, 196-204 (2004).
J. Chung, Joseph R. Prohaska, professor, Department of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology, and M. Wessling-Resnick published a manuscript
entitled Ferroportin-1 mRNA is not upregulated in copper-deficient
mice in the Journal of Nutrition 134, 517-521 (2004). The co-authors
are from the Nutrition Department of Harvard University School of Public
Health. Prohaska, along with Anna A. Gybina, Ph.D. graduate
student in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, published
a manuscript entitled Intracellular Copper Transport in Mammals
in the Journal of Nutrition 134, 1003-1006 (2004).
Patricia M. Scott, research assistant professor, Department of
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, P.S. Bilodeau, Olga Y. Zhdankina,
research associate, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
S.C. Winistorfer, Melissa J. Hauglund, former undergraduate research
assistant, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, M.M. Allaman,
W.R. Kearney, A.D. Robertson, and Annette L. Boman, Department
of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and R.C. Piper published a manuscript
entitled GGA proteins bind ubiquitin to facilitate sorting at the
trans-Golgi network in Nature Cell Biology 6, 252-259 (2004).
Kendall B. Wallace, professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology, was an invited speaker at the AACC Division of Animal Clinical
Chemistry Spring 2004 Symposium Biomarkers of Cardiac and Vascular
Injury. The title of his seminar was Conclusions of the FDA
Expert Working Group on Biomarkers of Drug-Induced cardiac Toxicity.
The symposium was held in April in Newark, NJ.
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